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Bristol City 1-2 Coventry City

Franck Moussa

Franck Moussa scored his 13th goal of the season as Coventry City beat struggling Bristol City in League One.

The visitors went ahead when Blair Adams fed Moussa, whose excellent finish went under Simon Moore's body.

Andy Webster's close-range finish after Nathan Delfouneso had flicked on Carl Baker's corner gave the visitors a two-goal lead at the break.

Wes Burns closed the gap with a header from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas's corner, but Coventry held on for the victory.

The Sky Blues close the gap on the play-off places to nine points, while Bristol City remain 20th on 27 points but only two points clear of bottom club Stevenage,

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Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Post-match: Bristol City's Cotterill

"I feel as though we did deserve a point. But we gave ourselves a mountain to climb, really.

"There's a reoccurring theme with the goals that are being conceded this season. We always have to dig ourselves out of a hole.

"It's demoralising for the players because they've put in a shift.

"We've had enough balls that have whizzed past the goal in the second half. We've got to be more ruthless."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 30Moore
  • 11WagstaffBooked at 85mins
  • 17Cunningham
  • 3Williams
  • 5Flint
  • 18El-AbdSubstituted forBarnettat 64'minutes
  • 25ElliottSubstituted forBurnsat 64'minutes
  • 34Gillett
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 9Baldock
  • 15BryanSubstituted forPackat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 2Moloney
  • 8Elliott
  • 14Reid
  • 21Pack
  • 23Barnett
  • 27Burns

Coventry

  • 1Murphy
  • 2Christie
  • 3Adams
  • 8BakerSubstituted forMarshallat 72'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 4Webster
  • 15Seaborne
  • 6Thomas
  • 16BartonBooked at 89mins
  • 10Delfouneso
  • 17DanielsSubstituted forClarkeat 78'minutes
  • 14MoussaSubstituted forFleckat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Fleck
  • 13Burge
  • 19Willis
  • 24Clarke
  • 26Marshall
  • 30Garner
  • 37Thomas
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
11,272

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 1, Coventry City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Coventry City 2.

Booking

Adam Barton (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Tyrone Barnett (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adam Barton (Coventry City).

Tyrone Barnett (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City).

Adam Barton (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 1, Coventry City 2. Wes Burns (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

Attempt saved. Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Clarke replaces Billy Daniels.

Attempt missed. Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Mark Marshall (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Coventry City).

Attempt blocked. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

Attempt saved. Simon Gillett (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Tyrone Barnett (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Mark Marshall replaces Carl Baker.

Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. John Fleck replaces Franck Moussa.

Foul by Sam Baldock (Bristol City).

Blair Adams (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Wes Burns replaces Marvin Elliott.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Tyrone Barnett replaces Adam El-Abd.

Attempt saved. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Billy Daniels (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Bristol City).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Blair Adams.

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brentford29196451272463
2Wolves29187449202961
3Leyton Orient28186459263360
4Preston281410438271152
5Rotherham29149651381351
6Walsall291210736261046
7Peterborough28143114840845
8Swindon29125124639741
9Port Vale27123123942-339
10Coventry2813875748937
11MK Dons28106124142-136
12Gillingham30105154052-1235
13Bradford2871383834434
14Colchester2681083534134
15Oldham2996143341-833
16Crawley2571082934-531
17Tranmere2987143250-1831
18Carlisle2886143249-1730
19Crewe2986153054-2430
20Bristol City29512124148-727
21Shrewsbury2969142839-1127
22Notts County3083193750-1327
23Sheff Utd2768132638-1226
24Stevenage2774162745-1825
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